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REVIEW: The Prisoner’s Throne by Holly Black

With the Stolen Heir duology, Holly Black takes us back to the fae realms of her Folk of the Air series. For those familiar with the series, The Stolen Heir and The Prisoner’s Throne...

REVIEW: The Book That Broke the World by Mark Lawrence

The Book That Broke the World? More like the book that broke my brain and shattered my soul. Mark Lawrence strikes the perfect balance between intellect and heart in this second volume of his...

REVIEW: The Sword Defiant by Gareth Hanrahan

In The Sword Defiant, The Nine, a group of adventurers, faced down the threats of the Wilders, the Witch Elves, and Lord Bone and overthrew the evil city of Necrad. It cost them the...

REVIEW: Traitor of Redwinter by Ed McDonald

 Traitor of Redwinter is the latest book from fantasy author Ed McDonald. It is the second of The Redwinter Chronicles, and like the first novel in the series Daughter of Redwinter, it is an epic fantasy blended...

REVIEW: The Shadow Casket by Chris Wooding

This novel is one of those rare and wonderful occasions when the sequel of a top-drawer fantasy epic matches and at times exceeds its predecessor. Suffice to say that The Shadow Casket, follow-up to...

REVIEW: The Shadow Gate by L.L. MacRae

The Shadow Gate is Book Two in the Dragon Spirits series by L.L. MacRae, following up on her excellent first volume, The Iron Crown, which was a finalist in Mark Lawrence’s 7th Self-Published Fantasy...

REVIEW: Engines of Chaos by R. S. Ford

 Engines of Chaos is the second instalment of R. S. Ford’s The Age of Uprising trilogy. I reviewed the first in the trilogy, Engines of Empire, for Grimdark Magazine, and I loved it. It is safe to say that Engines...

REVIEW: The Traitor by Anthony Ryan

The Traitor completes Anthony Ryan’s (Blood Song, Red River Seven, Raven’s Shadow ) excellent The Covenant of Steel trilogy. Set in a medieval inspired fantasy world full of battle and religious fervour, The Traitor...

REVIEW: The Heart of What Was Lost by Tad Williams

Tad Williams said that when he finished Memory, Sorrow and Thorn he thought he was done with the world. The hints of prophecy for things to come were just to imply that, while this...

Exclusive: Cover Reveal for A Twist of Faith by Thiago Abdalla

We have a special treat today for our loyal grimdark readers: an exclusive cover reveal for A Twist of Faith by Thiago Abdalla, the third book of his Ashes of Avarin series. The Ashes...

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